My latest novel, A Box of Birds, is published in its trade paperback edition. The special hardback edition is still available at the Unbound site.

‘Arrestingly good prose’ FT


Pieces of Light is published in the US by Harper Perennial and in the UK by Profile.

Buy from Hive or IndieBound.

‘An immense pleasure’ New Scientist


News: My new book is entitled The Voices Within: The history and science of how we talk to ourselves. It will be published by Profile Books/Wellcome Collection on 21 April 2016. A US edition is forthcoming from Basic Books.


Click here to download the Profile catalogue.

The Voices Within was selected as a pick of 2016 by the FT and the Observer.

For more information on the underlying research, please go here.

My previous non-fiction book, Pieces of Light: The new science of memory, was shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, the Best Book of Ideas Prize, the Society of Biology Book Awards and the 2015 Transmission Prize. It was a science book of the year in the Independent, Sunday Times and New Scientist.


My first non-fiction book, The Baby in the Mirror, is published by Granta Books.

Beautifully poetic’ Jad Abumrad, New York Times


Designed by me and Drearmweaver.Add photo credit: Michael Bearpark.